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Description

Also called pumpkin sweet apple

Large and delightfully sweet. Productive tree bears fruit that has a yellow-green skin with a darker flush where it meets the sun. Slight russeting is not uncommon. Flesh is crisp and sweet, excellent for cooking and desserts. Melds together well with other fruit, like quince, for exquisite culinary delights. This is a go-to variety for apple butter! Antique variety, originates from Connecticut, circa 1834. Cold-hardy. Ripens in late September. Best pollinators: Stark® Jon-A-Red® Jonathan or any Golden Delicious.

Characteristics

Bloom Color White
Fruit Color Yellow Green
Fruit Size Large - Extra Large
Ripens/Harvest September
Shade/Sun Full Sun
Soil Composition Loamy
Soil Moisture Well Drained
Soil pH Level 6.0 - 7.0
Taste Crisp, Juicy
Texture Medium Soft
Years to Bear 2 - 5
Zone Range 4 - 8

Zone Compatibility

This Variety's Zone Range 4 - 8
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Size & Spacing

Mature Size

When your tree matures, it will be approximately 12 - 15' tall x 12 - 15' wide.

Recommended Spacing

We recommend spacing these trees 12 - 15' apart to ensure room for growth.

Tools & Supplies

Having the proper tools and supplies when growing your own can make the difference between a good harvest and a great harvest! Here's a list that our experts recommend for this variety.

Planting & Care

Learn all about how to grow apple trees in The Growing Guide. An entire section of our website dedicated to your growing success.

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Stark Bro's Store
On the farm that I grew-up on, the next house on our road had two of these trees. Everyone around enjoyed the apples. We called them Pumpkin Sweets. My father had eaten this apples all his life and they were his favorite. No one else had this Apple in our community, and many had no idea what I was talking about as an adult. You have no idea my excitement when I found out that you had my family???s favorite apple. Now another generation will enjoy this delicious apple.
Victoria H on May 3, 2019
We had an old tree when my parents bought their place in 1955. It died in 2016, but was truly the sweetest apple imaginable.
john c on Feb 22, 2019
On the farm that I grew-up on, the next house on our road had two of these trees. Everyone around enjoyed the apples. We called them Pumpkin Sweets. My father had eaten this apples all his life and they were his favorite. No one else had this Apple in our community, and many had no idea what I was talking about as an adult. You have no idea my excitement when I found out that you had my family???s favorite apple. Now another generation will enjoy this delicious apple.
Victoria H on May 3, 2019
A grower I know has these. The apples are huge and sweet - delicious!
jodi r on Apr 30, 2019
We had an old tree when my parents bought their place in 1955. It died in 2016, but was truly the sweetest apple imaginable.
john c on Feb 22, 2019
my father has this apple tree and it makes the best pies.
Martin L on Feb 15, 2019
These are really great eating apples, and it only takes about 2 1/2 to make an apple crisp or pie. Oh, did I tell you they are also very large ; )
Audree N on Feb 4, 2019
A grower I know has these. The apples are huge and sweet - delicious!
jodi r on Apr 30, 2019
my father has this apple tree and it makes the best pies.
Martin L on Feb 15, 2019
What pollinator group is Pound Sweet in?
Laurie M on Apr 17, 2016
BEST ANSWER: This variety blooms early-mid season.

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